Jefferson School District's Nutrition Services serves meals, foods and beverages that meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of our students.
When Choosing your Plate:
Pick THREE items (Fruit/Vegetable, Grain, Milk). One of those items must be a fruit or vegetable.
Pick THREE out of the FIVE components (Fruit, Vegetable, Protein, Grain, and Milk) . One of those items must be a fruit or vegetable.
- Go to www.mymealtime.com
- Set up an account for yourself. Use your students seven-digit ID #0-------.
- Add your students (all you have in the Jefferson School District).
- You can now view the activity on their meal account, as well as make deposits.
- While there is no cost for viewing your student’s meal account, deposits made online are charged a small handling fee. Cash and checks are still accepted at the school office (elementary and middle schools) and at the kitchen at the high school. Be sure when making deposits that you get a confirmation number at the end. Information is updated daily, so deposits can take up to 24 hours to be applied.
What are the OR Smart Snack Standards?
Effective in 2008, Oregon statute set nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold outside the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs during the school day or during extended school hours for activities such as clubs, yearbook, athletic practice, band and drama rehearsals. It includes fundraisers during school, but not athletic events, theater performances and recitals or other gatherings where parents/community members are significant parts of the audience.
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 provided USDA authority to establish nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold outside of the Federal child nutrition programs in schools. July 1, 2014 was the initial implementation date for Smart Snacks.
As a result of the federal regulations, Oregon adopted new legislation in 2015 – Oregon Smart Snacks. This legislation follows federal guideline.
How does it work?
- The nutrition standards included in the federal regulation final rule are for all foods sold in school are minimum standards.
- State agencies and school districts may establish additional more restrictive standards.
- State or local standards must be consistent with Federal standards.
The law specifies that the nutrition standards shall apply to all foods sold:
- Outside the school meal programs
- On the school campus
- At any time during the school day
Why are we doing it?
To improve the nutritional profile of all foods sold in school is critical to:
- Improving diet and overall health of American children
- Ensure children from all income levels adopt healthful eating habits that will enable them to live productive lives
- Help children make healthier choices and reduce their risk of obesity
What are competitive foods?
Competitive food: all food and beverages sold to students on the School Campus during the School Day, other than those meals reimbursable under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. This includes:
- A la carte
- School stores/snack bars
- Vending machines
Where do the standards apply?
School campus: all areas of the property under the jurisdiction of the school that are accessible to students during the school day.
When do the standards apply?
School day: is the period from the midnight before, through extended school hours for activities such as clubs, yearbook, athletic practices, band, and drama rehearsals.
Foods exempt from Smart Snack Nutrition Standards:
- NSLP and SBP menu'd items sold day of service or day after service in the same or smaller portion sizes to students as a la carte or second meals.
- Foods sold to adults
- Fresh and frozen fruits or vegetables with no added ingredients except water
- Canned fruit packed in 100% fruit juice or light/extra light syrup
- Canned vegetables that contain a small amount of sugar for processing purposes to maintain the quality and structure of the vegetable
- Sugar-free gum
At A Glance is intended to give you an introduction to Smart Snack Regulations in Oregon. Individual training and additional resources are located on the SNP Training website at:
Acceptable Smart Snacks
1) Frozen Fruit Bar if 100% Juice and within Calorie Limits for each school:
150 calories for elementary
180 calories for middle school
200 calories for high school
2) Low fat Ice Cream/Bars/Sandwhiches/yogurt if:
-First ingredient is milk,
-Zero Trans Fat and less than 10% calories from saturated fat,-within same calorie range as stated above for each school.
3) 100% fruit-fruit snacks if within calorie range above and less than 35% total product weight from total
sugars (in grams).
4) Dried Fruit/Fresh Fruit/Fresh Vegtables with lowfat dip or hummus
5) Jerky if:
-First ingredient is meat, within school calorie range above, less than 230 mg Sodium, and same fat
requirements listed in #2.
6) Whole grain and low fat chips with whole grain as first ingredient (corn, whole wheat, popcorn) and
-within calorie range, less than 230 mg Sodium, no trans-fat and less than 10% calories from saturated
7) Beverages(100% fruit/vegetable or 1% milk-unflavored or nonfat milk-flavored)
Size and calorie guidelines as follows:
8 ounces or less-Elementary-Maximum calories 120-Milk can be up to 150 calories
10 ounces or less-Middle School-Maximum calories=150-Milk can be up to 190 calories
12 ounces or less-High School-Maximum calories=180-Milk can be up to 225 calories
8) Whole grain Cereal bars, cookies, crackers, breakfast bars if first ingredient is whole grain and within
calorie classification discussed in #1.
-Please look at Smart Snack Calculator on JSD home page under nutrition services tab for verifying any
snacks and print out and give to school for record keeping if possible.
- Triennial Assessment 2023
- District Nutrition & Food Services Policy
- Federal Civil Rights Law & U.S. Department of Agricultural (USDA) civil rights regulations & policies
- Local Wellness Program
- School Policy on Charged Meals
For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, state or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.